Saturday’s Louisville-Clemson game isn’t just the biggest battle of the year so far and a potential Playoff decider. It might be the best game of the entire season, pitting S&P+’s No. 1 offense (Louisville’s) against its No. 1 defense (Clemson’s). That top offense is led by Lamar Jackson, who’s currently responsible for highlight hurdles and 25 touchdowns; Michigan is the only entire team with more.
So here’s senior Clemson safety Jadar Johnson, who leads the Tigers in interceptions, with two:
Jadar Johnson is asked about Lamar Jackson and says "That's who, No. 8?" Asked what he'd do if Jackson tries to hurdle him: "Body slam him."— Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) September 27, 2016
Clemson SS Jadar Johnson solely referring to Lamar Jackson as Number 8. Why? "I only see the game film, and I don't hear his name on that."— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) September 27, 2016
"I don't really feel like we have to step out of our element or jump up another notch to stop him. We have the tools and the skill set to limit him, and I don't really see any worries with him," Johnson said, according to TheClemsonInsider.com.
Jadar Johnson, to me: "We've got a top-3 defense right here, and y'all just talking about their offense. We kind of take that personally." https://t.co/KI00TpcQwv— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) September 27, 2016
Basically, Johnson says he’s gonna turn this ...
... into this:
So yeah, this game is gonna rule.